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American Indian Public Health Disparities Symposium

February 21, 2013
at the School of Public Health, University at Albany, GEC Building Auditorium

This Symposium focused on raising awareness about health disparities among the American Indian population by:

  • providing an overview of the regional differences in American Indian Health
  • describing the New York State American Indian Health Program, and
  • highlighting the NYS research experience with American Indian nations.  

American Indian Public Health Disparities and Regional Differences in Health
Keynote Speaker:
Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH
Director, Master of Public Health Program, North Dakota State University

New York State Department of Health - American Indian Health Program
Speaker: Wendy B. Stoddart
Division of Family Health/Office of the Medical Director
American Indian Health Program
New York State Department of Health

Health Disparities and Toxicant Exposure of Akwesane Mohawk Young Adults: A Partnership Approach to Research
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Schell
Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities at the
University at Albany

Bridging a History of Distrust: The Collaborative Native American
Pow Wow HIV Study

Speaker: Punkin Clay Stephens
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Former Director for Prevention Sciences and Applied Epidemiology, AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health

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